Idaho Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) Institute

Inspiring client-centered care through community-wide collaboration. 

About Idaho TCOM

The Idaho TCOM Institute promotes collaboration between system partners to standardize the delivery and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), enabling greater collaboration around needs and strengths of client assisting Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) System of Care to increase effectiveness of service to children, youth and families. This is achieved through three primary elements:

View the Idaho TCOM Structure.

  • CANS Governance Committee
  • CANS Learning Collaboratives
  • CANS Training Network

These elements work in unison to manifest practical outcomes in the institute's values:

  • Person-centered care
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Accurate consensus-based care
  • Local contributors

If you have questions, comments, or would like to see how you can be involved, use the contact form below or email

Upcoming events

CANS certification trainings

The CANS certification training is an overview of the Idaho CANS. At the end of this two-part training, participants will be able to administer and reliably complete the CANS and the CANS certification exam.

Select the dates below to register for the specific trainings. 

CANS in practice trainings

*Three contact hours" are offered for participating in the CANS In practice training. It is your responsibility to ensure this training meets continuing education criteria for your respective licensing board and that the trainer’s level of education is at or above your own level of education.

The CANS In practice training provides an understanding of how to use the CANS in collaborative treatment planning. Participants will be able to describe how the CANS can be used to develop a theory of change that structures the treatment plan, addressing needs, and using strengths towards achieving goals.

Date / time webex link to register trainer(s)

October 20, 2021 9:00 a.m.- noon MT

Webex Link

Bethany Blank, LMSW

November 30, 2021 9:00 a.m.- noon MT

Webex Link

Karla Enriquez, LMSW; Craig Herzog, LCSW

December 15, 2021 9:00 a.m.- noon MT

Webex Link

Hillary Haro, LMSW; Almedina Toomey, LMSW


CANS Learning Collaborative meetings
meeting date additional information
Region 5 CANS Learning Collaborative Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MT via Webex only

Webex Link

Meeting number (access code): 1772 14 5192

Meeting password: GXsyueD9v39 (49798339 from phones and video systems)

Eastern Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative Monday, September 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. MT via Webex only

Webex Link

Meeting number (access code): 1776 79 9785

Meeting password: qrBafw4ms33 (77223946 from phones and video systems)

CANS Learning Collaboratives meeting materials
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